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April 15, 2007
2nd Sunday of Easter
Christ is Risen! He is Truly Risen!
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Weekend Mass Intentions
Saturday,  April 14
 
   6:00 PM  Alexina Therrien  by Normand & Jeannine Fraser
Sunday,  April 15
    9:30 AM   For Parishioners of St. Paul
Saturday,  April 21 
    6:00 PM   For Parishioners of St. Paul
Sunday,  April 22
    9:30 AM  For Lucille St. Onge by Jeannette Bourque

Parish News and Notes

Parish office hours
    Our parish office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The Pastoral Associate is in most afternoons until 4:00 PM.  If you need to come in the PM please give us a call to make sure someone is here. Messages can always be left on the answering machine. 

Are you registered?
     Are you new to our parish?   If you are, please pick up a registration form in the vestibule of the church. Registration is very important.  Just drop it in the basket or mail it to our office.  Thanks!  We are always happy to receive new parishioners.  We welcome you and pray you will be happy here with us.

Please use church envelopes 
    Envelope users provide the bedrock of our financial support.  Please consider using them.  New packets of envelopes are mailed every three months. If you would like to receive some but you are not yet on the mailing list, please call Jeannine to give her your name and address. Thank you!

Envelope Request Form

____ I want to support our parish on a regular basis. Please add me to the envelope list.

Name ______________________________
Address___________________________
Town ________________,NH Zip ________

Update on Parish Income

Weekend of April 1, 2007
St. Paul, Candia
Envelopes   $2225
Loose             975
Credit             125
Total             3325

Good Friday Donations  $411.00

  Last weekend envelope users contributed 71% of our income.
(Amount tithed for the poor and needy: $199.50)

     Thank You so much for your Generosity.
 


Pastoral Council Meeting. . .There will be a meeting of the Pastoral Council this Monday, April 16, 2007, at 7:00 PM.  We hope to see you all then.

News from the CYA (Catholic Young Adults)
    It is with great joy the young adults of St. Joseph’s Cathedral invite you and the young adults of your parish to a presentation and book signing by acclaimed author Dawn Eden on Saturday, April 14th at 4pm at the Barnes and Noble in Manchester.  Miss Eden, a recent convert to Catholicism, published The Thrill of the Chaste last year.  The book is influenced heavily by John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and is a wonderful guide to practical living for young adults facing the pressures of the over sexualized society we find ourselves in today.
    If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Eschback at courtneyeschbach@yahoo.com or call 724-1863

Electronic Offering:
Our Parish is now able to take your offertory donations through Credit or Debit card.  If you wish to make you contribution in this manner, simply fill in the following and return to our office. 
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Address________________________________________
Please Check:  ______MasterCard ______Visa
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Card Number:____________________________________
Expiration:_________________Amount:_______________
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____One time _____Weekly_____Bi-Weekly ______Monthly

Signature:________________________________________
Email___________________________________________

Christian Formation News
Grades K – High School
    If you have children of age for Religious Education, please remember to pick up a registration form for Religious Education for the coming year.  All children from grade K – the end of Confirmation must register.  The registration does not roll over from one year to the next.  You can pick up a form in the back of the church or you can visit the parish office Monday – Thursday during office hours or give us a call at 483-8481 and ask us to mail you a form.  We would be happy to do this

Grades K- 3  Classes for children in these grades has resumed on the weekend of September 16/17.

Grades 4 – 10 +    Last year we initiated a new program for the children in these grade levels.  The classes are held once a month and the program is geared to the entire family. Parents are strongly urged to attend the sessions as there is an adult component to the program which helps them to deepen their knowledge of the faith as well as making it possible for them to compliment the practice of the faith in the home. Our first class was held on Sunday, October 15, 2006.  Our next class is scheduled for April 15 at St. Peter Church in Auburn.  The class will end at 5:30 and will be followed by a Pot Luck Supper for all who are in attendance.   Please call Diane Soucy at 483- 8854, our  contact person for the Supper, to let her know what you want to bring.   

Question of the Week
2nd Sunday of Easter - Divine Mercy 
Theme:
(Faith in the Risen Christ )
Reading
Acts of theApostles 5:12-16 (Signs & Wonders)
Reading
Rev.1: 9-13, 17-19 (I Am Alive Forever)
Gospel:
John 20:19-31 (We Have Seen the Lord)

Question for Adults: When have I been  a source of peace for others?  For my family? Friends? Neighbors?
    This week’s Gospel message of Peace is one that is very pertinent in today’s society and in the world at large.  Unfortunately, we often see the notion of peace as being related to politics as opposed to be directly related to our daily and personal lives.
    Being a person of Peace involves our whole being, not merely our heads.  It involves our heart and our gut as well.  If we are to be people of Peace we need to have a well developed understanding of what it means to bring peace.  It also involves being aware of our patterns of speech, actions and reactions.
    As you take some time to reflect on the above question this week, you might want to ask God to enlighten you on your shortcomings in relation to this part of your life.  For example, are you aware of you communication patterns?  Are you conscious of your desire to control or manipulate the lives of others?  Do you listen attentively when your spouse or your children speak, or are you always waiting to state your opinion, regardless of what they say?   Do you try to see from your neighbor’s perspective on things or is it your way or the highway?    
       If we are honest about our behavior and our feelings and patterns of thought, we can do some serious work toward Peace. . .a practice that will eventually have a world wide effect.


Question for Children? What can I do to help someone at school?  What can I do to help someone at home?  This week’s Gospel message is one of being a person who brings peace.  Peace is a very important concept for children to understand.  Perhaps you might want to have a discussion with your child about being a person of peace.  Try in bring up the ideas of being sensitive to the feelings of others and being a good listener.  Trying to see a situation from the perspective of the other person always helps make our lives more peaceful.  Help you child to see that insisting on our own way is not always a peaceful road.   

Community News 

It’s a Nun Run!  No, we’re not really running . . .we’re praying, talking, eating, visiting and getting to know one another.  We’ll drive from convent to convent and meet sisters from at least 5 congregations.  Saturday April 21st 8am to 4pm.  For single women ages 15 and up.  Register by April 16th with Judith Christopher at the Office for Vocations.  All 669-3100 or e-mail jchristopher@rcbm.org.

Vocation Discernment Retreat
    Could Christ be calling you?  How do you know?  What do you do if you think He is?  Come bring your questions and learn how to pray for the answers.  This retreat is for single women ages 18-45.  It will be held at Joseph House in Manchester April 27th to 29th. Suggested donation is $50-100 as able.  Register by April 20th with Sr. Lorraine Aucoin, pm at 668-1791 or sr.lorraine@yahoo.com.

Baby Sitter Needed:  A parishioner is in need of a mature babysitter for late afternoons and evenings during the week.  Single mom must work and has two school age children ages 6 and 9.  Hours vary from week to week and dependability is important. Drivers license a plus.  Please call Kathy at 483-5213.

A Look at Upcoming Events

  Trinity High School Spring Open House for 6th and 7th graders on Tuesday May 15th, from 7 to 9 PM.  Late applicants to the 9th grade and transfer students are also welcome.  “Meet THS Night” will enable you to view our school facilities, meet our faculty and students and see what we mean by “It’s about values. . .It’s about program. . .It’s about people . . .A great beginning to a great future!”
    At the same time you may register for our 7th grade practice exam which is being held on Saturday, May 19th, from 8:30 to 11:30.  Late applicants may also take their exam at this time.  Doors open at 8:15 am.  Pre-registration is required.  You may do so by downloading the Admissions Exam form on our website at www.trinity-hs.org and mailing it to Trinity High School, Admissions Office, 581 Bridge Street, Manchester, NH 03104, or by calling the Admissions Office at 668-1779 to register or with any questions. See you on the 15th!!

The Seabecks are Coming. . .Ray and Lauretta Seabeck who live in Gilford, NH, are coming to our parish to speak to the Confirmation Candidates about ministry to the poor in Haiti.  The Seabecks have been operating a ministry for the people of Haiti from their home in Gilford.  They are in contact with the Sisters of Charity founded by Mother Theresa.  As a part of their visit, they will be showing a slide presentation on their work.
    Since our parish is actively involved with Haiti, I would like to invite anyone who would be interested in learning more about this ministry.  They will be coming on Saturday, April 14th at 9 am.  The presentation will last about an hour.

Catholic for a Reason Conference
    St. Michael’s Parish will be hosting Dr. Ted Sri, for a Catholic For a Reason Conference on Saturday, April 21st from 9am to 2:30pm. Tickets will be $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the door.  Anyone interested can call 772-3916 for more information. 

Volunteer Training Group
    Would you like to volunteer by helping individuals at the end of life?  Would you like to use your talents, gifts and abilities to make a difference.  We will train you to do some of the most important work you will ever do as you journey with others.  The group will meet on
Friday Mornings:
February 23 – April 27, 2007  from
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon  at the
RVNA & Hospice Office
137 Epping Road, Exeter, NH.

Moore School Sponsoring Project Childfind . . .which involves screening your child’s abilities in speech, motor, and learning skills.  The screening is administered by the professional staff of the Candia School District.  To be eligible, the child must live in Candia, must be accompanied by parent /guardian and must be under 6 years of age.  This is a free screening.  For an appointment contact the School district before April 30 at 483-5628.

Come join us for an evening with Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR
    Holy Family Academy, a private school located in Manchester, NH, and providing a classical education in the Roman Catholic tradition for students in grades 7 – 12, will be holding an “EVENING WITH FATHER BENEDICT J. GROESCHEL, CFR” on Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 6:00 PM at the Event Center at C.R. Sparks in Bedford, NH.  Come and spend an evening with Father Benedict as well as enjoy a meal prepared by the C.R. Sparks gourmet chefs.  Tickets are $100.00 per person and proceeds will help benefit Holy Family Academy in continuing the Academy’s program of excellence in classical education and solid formation in the Catholic Faith.  Tickets may be obtained by contacting the Academy Office at 603-644-7247.

Called to Servant Leadership . . .
is the Standard Level, three-year Lay Ministry Formation Program intended for those in parish leadership such as catechetical leaders; youth ministry, RCIA, and outreach coordinators; those who train liturgical ministers; and those who prepare couples for marriage.  On Thursday, March 22, 2007 there will be an Information Meeting from 7 – 9 p.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, 197 Dover Point Rd, Dover, NH 03820, for those who are interested in learning more about the Called to Servant Leadership Program.  Please use the front entrance of the school and follow the signs to the information meeting.  For further information, contact Pat Gabree at 6600-3100 or pgabree@rcbm.org.
                                           
CURRENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember the following people and intentions in your daily prayers:

Our sick parishioners and friends…
   Please pray for the following people: Stephen and Charlie Doucette, Marie Keenan, Betty Lintz, Cecile Gendron, Lori Aguilera, Kimberly Mirolo, Rita Sullivan, Kathy Gauthier,  Jean Swindler, Roger Plante, Joseph Gesel, Jacob Desrocher, Cindy Huard, Deborah McGovern, Ethel Thomas, Gordon Gladden and Carol Sheperd. 
For peace in the world, especially in the Middle East…
For those serving in the armed forces...
For families experiencing stress due to financial, emotional or relational problems
For our sister parish in Haiti...
For vocations to full-time ministry, especially the priesthood, the deaconate, religious life lay ministry...

    If you would like to add a person or intention, please let us know. If people on the sick list are no longer in need of prayers, please let us know.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

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